Brian Vandborg

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Brian Vandborg
Brian Vandborg, 2007.jpg
Vandborg at the 2007 Tour of California
Personal information
Full name Brian Bach Vandborg
Born (1981-12-04) 4 December 1981 (age 32)
Snejbjerg, Denmark
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb; 11.8 st)
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Time trialist
Professional team(s)
2004–2006
2007
2008
2009–2010
2011
2012
2013
Team CSC
Discovery Channel
Team GLS
Liquigas
Saxo Bank-SunGard
SpiderTech-C10
Cannondale[1]
Major wins
National Time Trial Championships (2006, 2013)

Brian Bach Vandborg (born 4 December 1981) is a Danish former professional road bicycle racer, who competed as a professional between 2004 and 2013.[2] Over his career, Vandborg competed for Team CSC (twice), Discovery Channel, Team GLS, Liquigas-Doimo, SpiderTech-C10 and Cannondale.

Born in Snejbjerg, Vandborg was national U/23 champion in individual time trial in 2002 and 2003 and in 2004 he signed his first professional contract with Team CSC, with a length of two years. He won stage 4 of Tour de Georgia in 2005, his first professional victory, but the rest of his season was ruined due to a case of mononucleosis.

In 2006, Vandborg became a national champion by capturing the Danish Individual Time Trial Championship; he later finished fourth at the World Time Trial Championship. Vandborg moved to Discovery Channel for the 2007 season. In 2009 he rode alongside Ivan Basso and Daniele Bennati at Liquigas. Vandborg also rode for the Saxo Bank-SunGard team in 2011, and SpiderTech-C10 in 2012.[3]

Vandborg retired at the end of the 2013 season, after ten years as a professional.[2]

Palmarès[edit]

2002
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Under-23 National Time Trial Championships
2003
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Under-23 National Time Trial Championships
2005
1st Stage 4 Tour of Georgia
2006
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg National Time Trial Championships
3rd Overall Circuit Cycliste Sarthe
4th World Time Trial Championship
2007
1st Stage 2 Tour de l'Ain
2010
6th Tre Valli Varesine
2013
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg National Time Trial Championships

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cannondale (CAN) – ITA". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Danish time trial champion Vandborg announces retirement". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). 7 December 2013. Retrieved 25 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Vandborg joins Spidertech". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 16 March 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 

External links[edit]

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